Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Community News

Best Western Robert Treat Hotel Hosts City of Newark’s 28th Annual Holocaust Remembrance

Newark—More than 400 people—including Holocaust survivors and their families, Newark dignitaries past and present, and members of The Berger Organization LLC—recently gathered at the Best Western Robert Treat Hotel, located at 50 Park Place, for the City of Newark’s 28th Annual Holocaust Remembrance. Now in its third


Jewish Vocational Services Provides Assistance for All

Most people think of Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) as a place to which they can turn if they find themselves out of work. Make a phone call, go in for a mock interview or help tweaking a resume, take a job search class, or attend a job fair—that is often the extent of people’s knowledge of the services JVS provides. Luckily


Union Y Remembers and Celebrates Israel

Union—The YMYWHA was teeming with visitors, families, and vendors on Thursday evening—first to remember the fallen of Israel, and then to celebrate the enduring miracle of our Holy Land of Israel.

We are frequently and experientially a people of


Malcolm Hoenlein Unites MetroWest in Support of Israel

Livingston—On Wednesday evening April 22, a community-wide Yom Hazikaron observance and Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration was held at Congregation Etz Chaim of Livingston. This show of unity was a tremendous Kiddush Hashem as members from all the shuls in Livingston, Springfield, and West


Water Resources Biggest Issue When Dealing With CSX Oil Tankers

Bergenfield—Water needed to fight fires as well as the dangers to drinking water are two of the main issues that have at least one elected official and a major activist organization in New Jersey concerned when it comes to the potential for disaster from the rail transportation of Bakken Crude Oil on the CSX line.


Golda Och Academy Names Christine Stodolski Upper School Principal

West Orange, NJ—Golda Och Academy is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine Stodolski as Upper School Principal. Stodolski will officially join the school July 1, 2015, at which time current Associate Head of School and Upper School Principal Adam Shapiro will assume the role of Head of School.


Black Box Studios Summer Program to Produce Legally Blonde

Teaneck —A select number of slots remain in both of Black Box Studios’ Summer Theater Programs for 2015, its sixth warm-weather season. “First Month” is the BBS Rock Musical Theater Intensive in residence at Summer Connections/Summer Stage at The Dwight-Englewood School. Following this, the BBS Dramatic Theater Intensive will be


Touro College Affiliates With Hebrew Theological College, Appoints Chief Academic Officer

(New York, NY)—Rabbi Dr. Zev Eleff has been appointed Chief Academic Officer of the Hebrew Theological College (HTC), soon to be affiliated with the Touro College and University System. The Higher Learning Commission has approved this partnership and the affiliation will be complete at the end of June, Touro and HTC announced


The Corpse in Bergen-Belsen: A Love Story

Teaneck—With somber tones, heartbreak, many tears, but also with joy and hope for redemption, the greater Teaneck community observed Yom Hashoah last Thursday evening at Teaneck High School. The 33rd annual Yom Hashoah Holocaust Commemoration event, organized by the Jewish Community Council of Greater Teaneck, was attended by approximately 1,200


Northern New Jersey Well Represented at OU Community Fair

The OU Jewish Communities Fair is taking place on Sunday, April 26, at Metropolitan West, a special-event venue located at 639 West 46th Street, New York, N.Y. The free event runs from 12–6 p.m. Pre-registration is encouraged.

For those who are unfamiliar with the fair, its


Yeshiva University High Schools to Honor Community Leaders and Dedicated Faculty at Annual Dinner

New York, NY Yeshiva University High Schools (YUHS) will host its Annual Dinner on Tuesday, May 12, at the Marina Del Rey in the Bronx, NY. Faculty honorees include Mrs. Ruth Fried, chairperson of the science department and director of the Science


Bergen County Bikur Cholim Seeks Volunteers

Bikur Cholim of Bergen County (BCBC), along with the Bikur Cholim of Teaneck and the Bikur Cholim of Englewood, is a volunteer-driven, not-for-profit organization, guided by Rabbanim of the Rabbinical Council of Bergen County. The goal of BCBC is to provide support, facilities, and services to ease the burden of families during

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